Originally Posted by lakelandterrier
Why does where the boat / vessel was built have anything to do where it operat?
It has to do with knowing how the boat is built - a question of standards, really. There's no restriction with leisure boats, same here in Ireland - but it all changes when the boats become passenger vessels. Then there are Regulations
At this time, a RIB built in the UK cannot be coded to P5 in Ireland UNLESS we've had a shufti at the hull while it is in build (we send our inspectors to look). That is because your build oversight standards were so lax that you allowed the build of Big Yellow
Maybe the US were worried about more British tat entering their market?